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The liability century : insurance and tort law from the Progressive Era to 9/11

Author: Kenneth S Abraham
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book Kenneth Abraham explores the development and interdependency of the tort liability regime and the insurance system in the United States during the twentieth century and beyond, including the events of September 11, 2001."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth S Abraham
ISBN: 9780674027688 067402768X
OCLC Number: 163812865
Description: 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The dawn of a new era --
The original tort reform : workers compensation --
Drivers, lawyers, and insurers : a costly combination --
The physicians' dilemma : Medical malpractice liability and the health insurance system --
Products liability, environmental liability, and the long tail --
Which came first, the liability or the insurance? --
Collateral sources, mega-liability, and the stresses of 9/11 --
Recurring themes, sobering constraints.
Responsibility: Kenneth S. Abraham.
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